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Zen Coaching

Zen Coaching is a powerful approach to living, with a set of understanding and principles for how to support ourselves and others in coming home to our true nature, grow as human beings and to live and act from that recognition.

The starting point of Zen Coaching lies in our natural wish to be fully who we are, and to be genuine, authentic and sincere with ourselves and others. As a coaching approach it unites the focus on reaching outer goals – a key characteristic of traditional coaching – with a deeper inner focus than what is normally found within coaching.

The approach is built upon basic mindfulness principles, or conscious presence. It is also based on an exploration of limiting beliefs, and on our true inner resources. The main method is the practice of inquiry – an inner, focused exploration based on specific questions and a supporting listening practice.

The ‘goal’ of Zen Coaching is achievable right here, right now – simply by noticing, allowing and fully experience our experience in this moment. There is no need to wait, no need to seek fulfillment in the future. Fulfillment, ease and wisdom is the essence of whatever experience we are having right here, right now.

How is it used?

Zen Coaching is offered as individual coaching sessions, workshops, webinars, seminars and as a coaching method in the Zen Coaching Training. It is also a supportive inner approach and style of self-coaching that can be integrated as we live our daily lives.

The purpose of Zen Coaching

The main purpose is to support ourselves and others in recognizing our own nature as awareness, and all the essential qualities of awareness, such as freedom, love, strenght, creativity and spaciousness. Through this recognition we become less identified with mental positions and negative judgments of ourselves and others, and more free to live in strength, peace and positive contribution to ourselves and others.

The threefold purpose:

1. The intention:

to recognize and live my nature as essence; as free, spacious awareness

2. The practise:

to explore and practise ways of supporting myself and others in recognizing and living our true nature as essence; as free spacious awareness

3. The community of friends:

to be part of a network of friends who practise living as essence, as awareness; for enjoyment and mutual support